程式开发商开始为内容评级

早前提过Market 将会有改动,引入内容评级制度。程式开发商需要自行为程式进行评级。这个分级制度于数星期后就会在Market 实行。

而Market Developer Console 中已经有了这个选项,开发商可以为自己的程式进行评级,All、Pre-Teen、Teen、Mature。而在 Google 提供的指引中,评级除了就内容是否包含色情、暴力、赌博外,亦有两项较特别的指引。大家要留意一下,因为这两个指引,跟不少 Apps 也有关系。

Location
若果 Apps 会读取位置,就应评为Pre-Teen,若程式容许用户分享位置,就要评为 Teen或以上级别。

Applications rated “All” should not ask users for their location at any point. Apps that ask to access course or fine location data should be rated “Pre-Teen” or above. Apps that enable users to publish or share their location with others should be rated “Teen” or above.

User Generated Content and User to User Communication
另外,指引亦提到,程式若容许用户搜寻或跟其他用户沟通,就应评为 Teen 或以上级别。

User Generated Content and User to User Communication

Apps rated “All” should not host any user generated content or enable communication between users. Apps that focus on allowing users to find and communicate with each other should be rated “Teen” or above.

这个评级制度有开发商自行评定,但若果用户发现内容跟评级不符,可向Market 举报,Market 会作出跟进。

Market Content Rating 内容评级